LOUISBURG -- Dropping close games has become an epidemic this season for the Louisburg College men's basketball team -- and it happened again twice in recent Region X action.
Last Wednesday (February 13), the Hurricanes hosted Bryant and Stratton for a high-powered, back-and-forth contest at Taylor Center on the LC campus.
But in the end, the visitors were able to post an 84-78 victory over the Hurricanes, who struggled mightily from beyond the 3-point arc (just 4-of-26 for the game).
Louisburg's scoring featured plenty of balance as all five starters reached double figures in points, led by sophomore post Ismiell Etienne with 16 points to go with six rebounds and four blocked shots.
Louisburg hoped to rebound from the tough loss Saturday as part of home game with Catawba Valley CC out of Hickory, but it wasn't meant to be as the Hurricanes dropped an 80-78 decision.
The Hurricanes fell behind by 11 points at halftime before rallying with a strong second half.
Now 12-14 overall, Louisburg College traveled to Henderson on Monday for a key league matchup against backyard rival Vance-Granville Community College.